Rating & Guidelines



Ratings:
    10 – 19 = 1 Halo – Not so good
    20 – 29 = 2 Halos – Eh
    30 – 39 = 3 Halos – Decent
    40 – 49 = 4 Halos – Good
    50 = 5 Halos – Great
    RR – Best book ever!

Guidelines:
Characters:
  • Likable
  • Can relate to
  • Authentic
  • Fully developed
  • Character development natural, not forced or awkward
  • Chemistry
  • Dynamics
  • Interactions
Conflict:
  • Sustains the story length
  • Good use of internal and external conflict
  • Resolution
Dialogue:
  • Characters’ voices are natural
  • Believable
  • Well balanced with narrative
  • Progresses the story
  • Accent
Introduction:
  • Good introduction of character(s)
  • Captures your interest
  • Engaging
  • No info dump
Mechanics:
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Proper usage of a word/term
Pacing:
  • Moves along
  • Flows well through conflict
Plot:
  • Skillfully developed
  • Unique
  • Plausible
  • Avoids clichés
  • Interesting
  • Doesn’t sag in the middle
  • No glaring gaps or inconsistencies
  • In sequence
Relationship:
  • Realistic
  • Exciting
  • Emotional as well as physical
  • Reasonably progression throughout the story
Setting:
  • Reader can see and feel it
  • Sets the mood
  • Enhances story
Synopsis:
  • Complete
  • Well thought out
  • Informative
  • Avoided subplots
  • All conflicts satisfactorily resolved
  • Natural conclusion
  • Convincing
  • Cohesive
  • Avoids spoilers

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